We can’t give up on a free and open internet!
On December 14, 2017 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reverse 2015 regulations established to protect net neutrality. Why is this fight important? Because Net Neutrality lets all users have equal access to all internet content and prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating against content, such as charging extra for high-speed access to specific websites or blocking access to certain sites altogether.
Fortunately, Congress can stop the FCC through something called the Congressional Review Act. The CRA allows Congress to reverse regulatory actions within 60 legislative days of their enactment. Fifty senators have already endorsed a legislative measure to override the FCC’s recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, with Susan Collins (R-ME) joining all 49 Democratic Senators. The tally leaves us just one Republican vote shy of the 51 required to pass a Senate resolution of disapproval, and move it to the house.
Give or take a day, we’ve got until February 14. All of us must make sure that we act quickly to reverse the FCC's decision and preserve a free and open internet for all. We’ll get to the house later. For now, let’s focus on the Senate.
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Here is a script you can use when calling Ron Johnson:
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from XXXX.
I'm calling to express my strong disapproval of the FCC's move to roll back the 2015 net neutrality protections. I ask that Senator Johnson immediately work to use the Congressional Review Act to reverse this decision and preserve a free, open Internet that's equally accessible to all.
Thank you for your time and attention.
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